A Prospect A Day: Quarterbacks, Jared Goff Scouting Report

Jared Goff, QB, Cal

6’4 215 lbs

Jared Goff, Dylan Wynn

California quarterback Jared Goff (16) scrambles out of the pocket from Oregon State defensive end Dylan Wynn (45) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)


Poise and moxie in abundance. Can miss throws high, low and wide, most common when trying to compensate for his lack of a rocket arm.

Has adequate arm strength for a standard NFL route tree, accuracy is solid and can fit into tight spots. Ideal size and play strength, decent athleticism and average pocket awareness.

Struggles with accuracy when throwing on the run, will make questionable decisions, but only once or twice a game. Will sometimes force to his first read, even if he isn’t open.


Throw Accuracy: 4 out of 5

Can miss in all ways, but fits into tight windows better than most quarterbacks coming out of college on a given year.

Throw Power: 3 out of 5

Can unload the deep ball with the best of them, but doesn’t do it consistently, also has to manufacture power on deep outs from the opposite hash.

On the run: 2 out of 5

Accuracy really suffers on the run. A couple of nice plays on tape, but more bad than good.

Consistency: 4 out of 5

You get what you get from Goff, he rarely has an awful game and fairly steadily brings his best from the moment he steps on the field.

Field vision: 4 out of 5

Reads defenses as well as anyone in this draft and very often identifies the open man.

Athleticism: 3 out of 5

Can outrun defensive lineman to the edge if needed, scrambles for first downs when lanes are open.

Pocket awareness: 3 out of 5

Can sometimes be blind-sided, but slides around and steps in the pocket more often than not.

Poise: 5 out of 5

No moment is too big for Goff. He doesn’t seem to have a stressed bone in his body, and he often elevates his play against higher competition.

Clutch: 5 out of 5

He’s a guy who can engineer the miracle drive at the end of the game, or the three possession comeback out of halftime.

Size: 4 out of 5

Goff has the look, makeup and build of the modern day NFL quarterback. Could stand to put a little more weight on.


NFL Comparison: Matt Cassel, QB, Dallas Cowboys










Both have prototypical size for the position and more accuracy than arm strength. Both Goff and Cassel remain poised in all game situations, can use their legs if needed and can routinely fit balls into tight windows.

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